Saturday, 13 July 2013

July/August 2013

Im very pleased for Nicola Holehouse and Monty who did their personal best with a 24.5 at Tweseldown today in the BE 90. That's 75.5% and am over the moon that was from a List One judge.

I am busy preparing for the second In Hand Dressage Demo at Hall Place on July 30th. Come see how much fun you can have working/playing with dressage movements with your horse in hand and on the lunge. All proceeds to Seats are £10 each and must be booked and paid for in advance as we have a maximum number that we can fit in. Cheques made payable to Action Against Cancer.

I MUST READ THE RULE BOOK MORE!...... after Alfie got the highest score in E44 of 72% at Fairoak Grange but then i was eliminated at the end for wearing a fly mask because it was in the indoor school. Lesson learnt as last time i read that section in the rule book it said OK for fly masks in summer but not not winter! Thank goodness he also got highest score of 70.31%  in E59 in the outdoor school or i wouldn't have had any money for ice cream, diet coke and diesel on the way home!

Amazingly good two day clinic with Alf and Stephen at the TTT to set us up for the Regional Warm Up at Addington the next day where Alf won both his Elementary classed! E43 with 71.03% and E59 with 72.81%. We are really getting there. YES!

Then another super two wins for the Alf  at Pachesham winning E45 71.37% and E59 with 68.53!

Followed by one of the best days of my life, Alf won the British Dressage Elementary Central Regional Championship at Addington with 71.56%! OMG we have qualified for The British Dressage National Championships!!!

May/June 2013

I am very very proud of Sara Malpass for coming 6th at the Hickstead Prelim Championships today! What a fantastic result!  And thankyou for my photo, i love the rugs you won.
    Louise Wilkinson and Pogo first and third up at Patchetts in the BD novices. Brilliant!

Emails like these from Denise Roissetter about her daughter Claire Roissetter are what keeps me doing my job...... "Hi Tracey! We're at the Badminton Grassroots Championships and just wanted to let you know that Claire and Harvey have done the best dressage on 22.8!!!! They won the dressage at Badminton! So proud of them both and as you've played such a huge part in his dressage prowess, thought you'd like to have a proud Auntie moment too!! Thank you so much for everything you have taught them over the years. Unfortunately had a fence down sj, but still lying 5th. XC today, so fingers crossed they have a lovely round and get back in one piece, then I can stop feeling sick!! Dx" . Claire was third in the end at the Badminton championships. Still brings a tear to my eye thinking about this as we worked so hard and had so much fun for years heading towards this dream. Now its reality!

Thankyou so much to everyone who came to support the In Hand Dressage Action Against Cancer Demo at Cloud Stables. James, Alfie, Del and I had a fab evening and hope you all did too. Things i have learnt and will not do next time......try to run as fast as Dels extended trot with a microphone attached to my head.....let a pigeon poo on me....allow James have a slot on the demo as now he wants a longer 'lunging give paw carrot stretching part' on the next one.

I went to Oldencraig in Surrey and clever Alf won his first Elementary Dressage to Music with 70.57%! We also won Elementary 45 outright with Alfs best Ele score so far 72.06%! His first 8's for both medium trots and 10m circles, halts and rein back! 

Alf  is now out of Novice points and i was very happy that he won his last ever BD Novice test with 71.92% He was such a good boy in BCA indoor for first time. 

March/April 2013


Claire Cowley and her chestnut welsh Max are getting a super partnership together now, this month winning Intro A at East Soley with 72% and and an 8 for the free walk.

Happy Happy Happy! Eilean Appleton and Shakira won their first Affiliated Novice Restricted at Merrist today WITH 70% WOOPETY WOOP WOOP WOOP. Yes that says 70%!!!